CREAT/E/IVE/ITY: THINKING TOO HARD…OR NOT HARD ENOUGH? BY KATHARINE DUNN
Creators. Crea. Creativity. What are the similarities/differences between these words? Being a creator, becoming creative, and incorporating creativity into your everyday life is something that takes a balance of hard work and not overthinking.This is something I struggle with in daily life.
Sometimes I am so afraid of failing, of being inadequate or presenting work that is in some way not “enough” that I unintentionally prevent myself from allowing my natural knack for creativity from shining through. Other times, I look back on things that I have done in my subconscious that ooze creative flow. I often wonder, why or how did I not see that? That is my creative self!
I should strive to be more like that, show side of myself. I think honing in on these small nuances, these everyday expressions of creativity that often go unnoticed, are the things on which I need to expand in order to more effectively incorporate creativity into my life and my future.
It’s a process, a journey. An ebb and flow of proactive, forward behavior, habits and thought, while also stopping to pay attention to the small, deceivingly unnoticeable things. This is my biggest creative struggle, my continuous creative failure, and my most potent creative lesson.